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Do you think ppi / h2 blocker prescriptions are contributing to a c. Difficile epidemic?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: C. Difficile

C. Difficile bacteria are passed in feces and spread to food, surfaces and objects when people who are infected don't wash their hands thoroughly.
The bacteria produce hardy spores that can persist in a room for weeks or months. If you touch a surface contaminated with c. Difficile, you may then unknowingly ingest the bacteria.

In brief: C. Difficile

C. Difficile bacteria are passed in feces and spread to food, surfaces and objects when people who are infected don't wash their hands thoroughly.
The bacteria produce hardy spores that can persist in a room for weeks or months. If you touch a surface contaminated with c. Difficile, you may then unknowingly ingest the bacteria.
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